As mentioned in the last Green Dreamers update, we think that our next big push might be preparing the beds for winter: cutting back, cleaning up, raking leaves, and exchanging ideas for 2018. Fall activity still seems weeks away however a lot will depend on the weather. The nights are growing cooler, the leaves are beginning to change in colour, and the last blooms of late summer are fewer. We've also noticed, by the way, that there has been some independent gardening in assigned gardens, from watering to weeding and even more transplanting. Thank you!
News and updates from the Green Dreamers, a team of volunteer gardeners in the neighbourhood. Get in touch with the Green Dreamers team via email at adoptgarden [AT] oldottawasouth [DOT] ca.
The beds are looking very much like early September gardens: full, a little weathered, with traces of late blooms from our newly transplanted hosta, weigela, black-eyed susans, echinacea and asters; fern leaves have turned, sunflower heads are beginning to droop, seed pods bulge on brittle stems, milkweeds lean up against each other and over the curbs, bladder campion continues to multiply, creeping thistle hides in the tall grasses, plantain survives, ground ivy is plentiful, and ever so much more abounds.
We're back on: Wednesday & Saturday mornings
Saturday, July 29 - Saturday, August 26, 2017
The Green Dreamers are taking a holiday for the month of August. As always, please feel free to garden at will. We will be in touch before the end of August but, for the time being, we're putting up the "gone fishing" sign and hope that you too enjoy the leisure and slower pace that August so often imposes.
Here's another Bank Street garden — this time in front of Boomerang Kids — transformed into a lovely spot by Green Dreamers.
Here are some pictures from Friday morning's (July 21st) Green Dreamer gathering at the Library. Christine & Mike secured a lovely selection of plants from Krysia's garden on Riverdale earlier in the week and with the help of fellow Green Dreamers transplanted mature succulents, lavender, and generous clumps of sedum in the once empty Bank Street planter. Needless to say, more mulch was added!